SSC1530 2019-02-01

Track List

The Year Of Two Summers - 7:48
Low Ball - 7:46
Stellar - 4:55
North Rampart - 6:30
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise - 9:42
Other Angles - 7:43
Tricotism - 5:27
Impromptu - 6:21
Big Long Slidin' Thing - 3:30


John Fedchock - trombone
Michael Eckroth - piano
Nate Mayland - trombone
Evan Gregor - bass
Alan Ferber - trombone
Don Peretz - drums
Jennifer Wharton - bass - trombone
Mauricio Herrera - percussion

The trombone is an instrument that seems to attract a certain type of practitioner. Musicians who choose this particular horn as their passion tend to be open-minded, playful and, more often than not, extroverted. It shouldn't be a surprise that bass trombonist Jennifer Wharton fits this description to a tee. Naturally, she takes her enthusiasm for the horn seriously and hopes to spread her joy to the public with her infectiously fun recording, Bonegasm. The pieces on Bonegasm are from arrangements done specifically for the release and works commissioned by Wharton for the ensemble, all by friends or husband Fedchock. The resultant compositions are ingenious in their approach to interplay between the trombones; Wharton is given space to really let her talent shine through on her bass trombone, which customarily gets treated in a supportive role to the bass.